‘The Nun II’ Conjures Up $3.1 Million at Thursday Box Office

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The latest chapter in the “Conjuring” universe is aiming for another $25 million-plus opening weekend

Taissa Farmiga and Storm Reid in "The Nun II"
"The Nun II" (Credit: Warner Bros.)

Warner Bros. Discovery and New Line Cinema’s”The Nun II” began its domestic box office run with a promising $3.1 million in Thursday previews. That compares to the $5.4 million Thursday preview gross of “The Nun” in September of 2018, the $4 million Thursday gross for “Annabelle: Creation” in August of 2017 and the $3.4 million preview earnings for “The Conjuring 2” in June of 2016.

Considering a stronger critical response (53% fresh versus 24% for the first “Nun” on Rotten Tomatoes) and the relative lack of big-deal horror movies over the last several months, all signs point to another strong $25-$35 million opening weekend for Hollywood’s most successful post-“Avengers” cinematic universe.